Your wedding has somehow crept up on you suddenly, and you now realize that the big event that seemed a lifetime away is now next month! Here are a few ways to get clear skin fast before walking down the aisle:
- Photodynamic Therapy and Isolaz Acne Treatment: These in-office acne treatments kill the p. acnes bacteria, decrease sebum production, and clean out your pores in order to attack acne from many different angles. If you have a month or so before your wedding, the moderate acne package may be for you. This package offers a series of 5 treatments at one week intervals (a combination of Photodynamic Therapy, Isolaz Acne Treatments and LED Light Treatments) in order to improve acne faster than prescription medications alone.
- Medical Extractions: For patients with comedonal acne (whitehead and blackheads), medical extractions can give you a head start toward cleaning out those unwanted bumps. We usually recommend having extractions every other week until the blackheads and whiteheads are clear, and then maintaining the improvement with topical medications, such as retinoids.
- F.A.S.T. Acne Scar Treatment: This new technique, designed by Dr. Schweiger, for treating acne scars, uses high energy levels of the fractional CO2 laser to treat only the pitted scars (and leaves the healthy skin untreated.) This results in better results with shorter periods of downtime. You can expect to see 50-70% improvement after a single treatment.
- Chemical Peels: A short series of weekly chemical peels can not only improve the quality of your skin and brighten its appearance, but it can lighten dark spots from old acne lesions (called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation) without much downtime.